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Friends remember Alan Lupo

The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 22, 2008


The people's gravelly voice

Alan Lupo, 1938–2008
There’s a lot to be said about Alan Lupo. All of it good. Much of it colorful as hell.  
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 09, 2008


Get over it

What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 21, 2009


Terror 'toonist

Dept. of gallows humor
Earlier this month, syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors found a new fan in none other than Salim Hamdan, the man tried and convicted for once having been Osama Bin Laden’s driver.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 20, 2008


Victim, not vixen

Sex, death, and the filthy rich
Florence Evelyn Nesbit was the most beautiful woman who ever lived.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 29, 2008


Repression illustrated

People’s history in graphic format
Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 01, 2008

080613_feathers-list wins at AAN conference

A line drive triple in Philly Web site won first place at the annual Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 11, 2008


It is the heat

. . . though humidity plays its part. Either way, global warming means sweating it out this summer.
“Going green” may be an annoying trendy catch phrase, but there’s something to be said for turning down the global thermostat before we all drown in a pool of our own sweat.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 09, 2008


Keeping the faith

Mobe turns 30
Boston has a good rep in progressive circles for being on the right side — most of the time — on every social/political issue since slavery.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 07, 2008

Ding Ho home

Comedy benefit adds second show
Opening a comedy club in a Cambridge Chinese restaurant was a laughable idea unto itself.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 30, 2008


Not fade away

Ain't no party like a Wormtown party
Wormtown. It's a state of being, an alternative reality, a club-music subculture centered in Worcester, Massachusetts.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 30, 2008


Our championship season

Brilliant us
This year’s New England Press Association annual awards dinner forsook the Park Plaza’s rubber chicken for the upper-scale poultry fare at the Marriott Copley Place. And the food’s not the only reason we’re glad we went.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 13, 2008


Thought for food

A million words for rice
If you’re going to waste your time (or your company’s time) online, stop thinking about porn or poker and do something constructive.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 16, 2008


Tritown flashback

The return of Hollis the Mountain Man
Except for its art museum, Fitchburg is generally off the Phoenix radar.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  January 09, 2008


The only game in town

Sox fever grips the Hub
Memo received and understood, chiefs.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 31, 2007


Worth remembering

Abortion on trial
In 1975, Dr. Kenneth Edelin was a household name in Boston.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 31, 2007


The dirtiest cop

 How Times Square corrupted the 20th century
This is what history writing should be.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 30, 2007


Home grown terror

Cathy Wilkerson's memoir of the Weather Underground recalls a time when revolution seemed possible
Cathy Wilkerson, 62-year-old math teacher and mother of one, was famous long ago, as a member of the radical political collective Weatherman.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 25, 2007


The War is swell

Ken Burns captures reflections in ‘Hell’s own cesspool’
Sometime in the late ’80s, I was sharing some Iron City with my father at the bar of a Pittsburgh American Legion post.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 18, 2007


Everybody say, ‘Arragh’

Two excellent books about pirates
Each of these books bears a tongue-in-cheekily arcane subtitle.
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 12, 2007


Listen up, newbie

We will make you one of us — all you have to do is trust
Hey, kid. Yeah, you with the hat on backward. New in town? Big city, huh? Not at all like back home. Scary. Unfamiliar. Fraught! Want some advice?
By: CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 04, 2007

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